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. >>> and the group mayors against illegal guns headed by new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is also out with a new ad featuring the mother of christina taylor green. she is the youngest victim killed in the tucson shooting. >> my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? to every mother, we cannot wait. >> and the other side ramping up. we have learned that gun rights activists and other conservative groups have planned a gun appreciation day just two days before the nation launches president obama's formal inauguration. joining me now, former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, john rosenthal, chairman of stop handgun violence and msnbc contributor michael smer csmerkonish. is this how we see the conversation move forward, with groups backed by every day citizens on either side i guess putting if you will their stake in the ground and not letting us forget newtown and the promises made by the administration to put some kind of legislation
, she gets an f. >> that ad, that pressure ad comes from new york city mayor michael bloomberg's pro-gun reform superpac. it's part of his campaign to build support in congress for meaningful national gun reform. and you know what? it appears to be working. once that ad started running in her district, debbie halvorson, who had said she would not be moved on this issue, debbie halvorson moved on this issue. ms. halvorson telling buzzfeed, quote, my win will not be a victory for the nra. how can it be a victory for the nra when i'm for universal background checks, beefing up the database, going after straw buyers and making sure we register our guns. those are not things the nra wants. that's true. those are not things the nra wants. and that is probably going to make it hard to hold on to that nra "a" rating. but maybe that's not the most important thing in the world anymore? in the debate over gun policy and gun laws, we are supposed to believe that the only real pressure on this issue comes from the nra, who of course always push against reform. but there is pressure on the other s
as well, and it's not just michael bloomberg's pac. we reported recently on new democratic senator heidi heitkamp. well, the coalition to start gun violence started running these ads in washington, d.c. and back home in north dakota, calling senator heitkamp out for having said that. senator heitkamp then issued a statement clarifying her feelings, saying, quote, all options must be on the table when it comes to addressing gun violence in america. heidi heitkamp responding to pressure, just the way debbie "not budging" halvorson responded to pressure when she discovered a sudden new-found willingness to advocate for background checks for guns, nra be damned. pressure worked. pressure works. pressure works not just for the nra, but for the other side too. well, today in washington, the senate judiciary committee convened a hearing, a very high profile hearing with a title that was ambitiously broad, "what should we do about gun violence?" five witnesses on both sides of the issue offered expert testimony. those witnesses included nra executive vice president wayne lapierre, naturally. way
. >> coming up, new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >> well said. >> general stanley mcchrystal and former security advisor dr. brzezinski. first, bill cakarins with a loo at the forecast. >> thank you, mika. a nice warm day across much of the country. it's a little chilly. if you're traveling in the greater houston or galveston area, have showers or thunderstorms heading your way about local time 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. is when we see the worst rolling through, pretty much from now maybe until about 6:00 or 7:00. if you're flying, i think most of the airlines won't start up until after the rain is gone. then we have another round of showers and thunderstorms later on today. damaging winds and possibly tornadoes. and we're watching south florida and much of the nation. the snow is melting in a hurry across missouri, illinois, indiana, through the great lakes. even illinois going to do significant snow melt. 44 in boston and 53 in washington d.c. pretty incredible this time of the year. as we go throughout this week, no signs of cooler air. rain in this east thursday-friday and another warm
huddles behind closed doors on the issue of gun control, gabby giffords and michael bloomberg begin their fight against the nra. >>> good to be with you here on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. and i want to begin with the plane boeing says will define the future of the air travel. but for the last month or so, if you've been following this with us, the 787 dreamliner has made most of its headlines really for all these mechanical problems. here is just the latest, just a couple of hours ago, this japan airline, 787, was preparing to leaf above then when it started leaking fuel. so guess what happened? flight had to be canceled. and just yesterday morning, same airport, boston's logan airport, small fire broke out on yet another japan airline 787, just about 30 minutes after its arrival from tokyo. all the passengers and crew, they had already left the plane, but there is still a lot to talk about when we talk about what is supposed to be the revolutionary jet. let me begin with sandra endo, watching today's issue for us from washington. sandra, what happened now? >> yeah, brooke. a
, chris christie, and new york mayor, michael bloomberg all come out publicly in support of an overhaul to our gun laws? pretty good start. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: it's been nearly four weeks since the sandy hook shootings, and said for the first time since then, the connecticut legislature was back in session. governor dan malloy made on emotional plea to lawmakers some of them from newtown itself a plea to take action in memory of the victims. >> and yet in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we also saw the best of our state. teachers and a therapist that sacrificed their live pros texting students. a principal and school psychologist that ran into harm's way. our brave connecticut state troopers, newtown's local law enforcement and firemen and others that responded courageously when called upon. sorry. >> jennifer: it's okay. it's heart breaking. but it also offers some hope that connecticut will move forward on gun control legislation whether or not washington does. and it's not just connecticut. in new york governor and
to this jewish. so there's a great chance to do things and one of them is common sense. >> new york's michael bloomberg, long-time gun control advocate. he'll be speaking at your convention tomorrow. let me see what he said about the challenge ahead. >> the hard work begins now. you don't force congress to act, you convince congress that it's in this country's interest. and i think most congress people and most senators will be responsive. >> you also say the conversation that's going on in the rest of the country is different from what you hear in washington and yet the nra is very interconnected to people out in the country, they have a tremendous successful network of getting people to act and they s said they're gearing up for the fight of the century. >> if you really want to talk about lobbying groups, i'll tell you a lobbying group. the sad fact of the matter is, in every congressional district in this country there's at least one, and sadly many people who have been involved in gun violence. the nra has many members, i have no argument with them. i have a challenge with the leadership
and several state level gun control groups. top aid to new york city mayor michael bloomberg is also scheduled to attend. tomorrow he'll meet with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. also representatives from the entertainment and video game industry. let's go to that nra meeting. how much of this will be show? how much of it is substance? probably a lot more show than anything. something if you think about it had to be done for appearances on both sides. and it probably is more about pr than anything else. the nra, which is sending the director of federal relations for its lobbying arm told nbc simply, quote, we got an invite late friday. we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. >> the nra says it's here to hear what the white house has to say. so if you guys are here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you -- >> the process is designed to get input. >> broadly, the white house has two options when it comes to guns. either incremental change like making a push for banning high capacity magazines, improving mental health screenings, or a b
do. >>> outspoken gun control advocate michael bloomberg, the mayor of new york will address the u.s. conference of mayors in just a couple of hours. on the first day of their gathering, vice president biden gave the mayors a pep talk. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country making our case and we're going to let the voices -- the voice of the american people be heard. >> meantime, that controversial nra ad that cites the obama children gets four pinnoccios from the washington post. and it didn't fair any better with governor chris christie. >> to use that somehow, to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum -- good morning, gentlemen, happy friday. >> good morning. >> good morni
christie. let's talk quickly about michael bloomberg. as you probably know, the new york mayor founded mayors against illegal guns and he spoke last night with cnn's anderson cooper about the guns package that the president announced just this week. tough question here. take a listen. >> there is a school of thought of why go for -- trying to go for so much why not go for something which has more support like more sensitive background checks rather than throw in assault weapons as well. >> there are lives involved here. and if you can stop -- if you can save one life, isn't that worth trying? and i always thought that you should address issues when they're on the public's conscience, when they're being covered by the press, and you should try to do a complete job so you don't have to come back again and again and again for the same thing. >> what do you think the nra, of how they have been fighting this, just recently since the -- >> i don't think the strategy makes any sense at all. the other day to bring in the president's kids was just bad pr. it was also an outrage. it really was.
the rich. a new york city mayor michael bloomberg facing criticism after comparing the city's teacher's union to the n.r.a. sandra smith slapping charles and get out of her chair. back in a minute. ♪ why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends ♪ ♪ why can't we be friends ♪ [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which n't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> two union stories for you now. first off in illinois, where the president of the chicago's teachers' union karen lewis suggested that past labor leaders preferred to resolve disputes with murder. she said we're at a point where the wealth disparity is reminiscent of the robber baron ages, and the leader
become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it's a very big moment, a huge moment. >> reporter: the wife of jim brady, press secretary to ronald reagan who was shot during the assassination attempt on the president in 1981. >> when something happens lik
food or soda pop. >> first bloomberg goes for the movie theaters and soda and now coca-cola. >> eternal vigilance. with us now, contributing editor of "rolling stone," michael hastings out with a new e-book, "panic 2012," inside story of obama's final campaign. we understand you were almost kicked off the plane. it was a revolt! >> it was exciting. >> the peasants were coming after you. >> i do not get along well with organized groups of journalists, it appears. >> another one, huh. >> what do you do? >> i had -- was covering the obama campaign for buzzfeed. during the last two months when everyone was getting crazy about every little thing that went on, i wrote a story pointing out president obama had shown up a couple -- about a month earlier at drink session with journalists, all did the fact he showed up. >> hanging out with journalists, having a coca-cola. >> knocking back a sam adams. i'm not allowed to say he was doing that and what he might have been doing if he was there. >> actually there. >> i'm not allowed to acknowledge the existence of it. but i did. i wasn't up on the nec
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